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Meru Networks to Demonstrate SDN-Enabled Wi-Fi at Interop NY 2014

InteropNet SDN Lab Brings Cross-Section of Vendors Together to Demonstrate Enterprise-Focused Benefits of OpenFlow Adoption

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/14 -- Meru Networks® (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking, today announced its participation in the InteropNet SDN Lab, part of Interop New York 2014, held September 29 through October 3, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Meru, the only wireless LAN vendor to have received OpenFlow™ conformance, will contribute the Meru 4200 series OpenFlow-enabled controller, along with AP832 802.11ac access points, to the multi-vendor test platform.

"Meru leads the market in development of SDN-enabled access network solutions, including unified management, Microsoft Lync optimization and others," said Ajay Malik, senior vice president of engineering and products at Meru. "The InteropNet SDN Lab gives us an opportunity to highlight the great strides we have made this year with SDN implementation for unified wired and wireless networks, in conjunction with a wide variety of current and future SDN partners. We look forward to seeing the results of this first-of-a-kind interoperability test."

The purpose-built lab is designed to test Software-Defined Networking (SDN) systems and applications including open source software and vendor hardware and software. The SDN Lab will build on the original InteropNet OpenFlow Lab that first brought the OpenFlow SDN concept to Interop attendees in 2011.

The InteropNet SDN Lab also aims to educate attendees on the principles, functions and features of SDN concepts and technology. It will test the interoperability of open source and vendor products and demonstrate SDN concepts in a variety of scenarios. The team of network experts, which includes industry veterans and vendor engineers, will use both open source and vendor tools to demonstrate:

  • Networks that adjust to changing workloads
  • Using SDN to initiate traffic engineering functions such as selectively routing around problem spots, sending traffic to monitoring devices, or routing to multiple cloud providers based on dynamic network conditions
  • Automated integration between applications and network resources using APIs and controllers

The work of the InteropNet SDN Lab will begin during InteropNet Hot Stage and be on display at Interop New York, Oct 1 - 2, 2014 during Expo hours.

About Interop
Interop® is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world's IT community. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, InteropR drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in India, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit www.interop.com.

About InteropNet Labs
As part of Interop's commitment to interoperability, InteropNet Labs are multi-vendor, standards-based test and implementation areas for emerging technologies. InteropNet Labs raise awareness of concepts that affect the future design and implementation of enterprise networks. The Labs are built in collaboration with a cross-section of the business technology industry, from research organizations and product developers to implementers from the ISP/Carrier and Enterprise areas.

About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) is a leader in intelligent 802.11ac Wi-Fi solutions delivering uninterrupted user experience for education, healthcare, hospitality and enterprise. The Meru open-standards-based architecture is designed to enable unified management of wired and wireless networks. Its end-to-end application QoS enables enforceable service-level agreements. Meru provides top performance and high capacity in high-density environments. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

©2014 Meru Networks. Meru and Meru Networks are registered trademarks and the Meru logo is a trademark of Meru Networks, Inc. in the United States. OpenFlow™ is a trademark of the Open Networking Foundation. Interop NY is a trademark owned or used under license by UBM LLC, and may be registered in the United States and other countries.

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